A Positive Approach to New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year Everyone!!


Many people begin their new year with resolutions. These resolutions are usually about a behavior or circumstance that they want to change. This year, instead of focusing on something negative you want to change, choose to set forth positive intentions for things you desire in the coming year. Its fun, easy and highly effective . . . here’s how:

1. Get comfortable in an area where it’s not likely you will be disturbed.

2. Take a blank notebook or piece of paper and at the top of a page write My New Year’s Intentions for 2013” . . . under the main heading make four sub-headings entitled:

“My Intentions for My Body”

“My Intentions for My Relationships”

“My Intentions for My Home”

“My Intentions for My Career”

(Feel free to add or change these categories to better suit your individual needs)

3. Now write a description for each category of exactly how you want that area of your life to be in the coming year. Be sure to have fun with this exercise, keeping your statements general and flowing easily from you.

4. When you are finished your descriptions, it’s time for the visualization portion of this exercise. Beginning with the first category, sit back, relax and start to daydream about that area of your life. In each area, be sure to make the vision as real as possible, adding sensory detail and creating a positive feeling about that subject . . . seeing it just the way you want it to be.

For your body, imagine it in perfect health and looking just the way you want it to look and feel.

For your relationships, envision the most significant person in your life and see your relationship as you want it to be. Think about how much you appreciate this person and imagine enjoyable experiences with them. Do this for any relationship you choose.

Regarding your home, imagine it as you desire it to be – clean, organized, beautifully decorated – whatever you want.

Finally, for your career, envision yourself successful in your current career, receiving a promotion, changing to a more rewarding career, helping others, whatever speaks to you personally.

Be sure to take pleasure from your visualizations and remain in each vision until you are feeling happy and refreshed about that subject. Remember that there is no right or wrong way to do this exercise. The important thing is that you choose the areas of your life that are most important to you, bring to mind positive images on those subjects and evoke a good feeling from each vision. You will be amazed at the transformative power that this type of positive thinking exercise and intention setting can have in your life!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!



For more information on Positive Living, stress management and living a healthy lifestyle in 2013 and beyond, please visit www.tranquilitybaywellness.com



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